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BARS UHF DMR REPEATER - 443.700 | + Offset | Color Code 1, TS1 & TS2 - UP



k9bar-DMR coverage


The K9BAR 443.700 MHz UHF DMR digital Repeater, part of the DMR-MARC network, is functional and operating in Bolingbrook! The coverage as displayed above is optimistic and was calculated assuming a 3 db gain antenna on the repeater. The actual gain characteristics for the antenna currently in use is unknown. The 443.700 repeater's coverage is good for Bolingbrook and may be marginal for surrounding areas.

Yellow is typical portable, green is most optimistic. Cyan and blue is mobile coverage. Typically if you have a signal strength of -95 dBm

BARS plans to re-work or change to a better antenna to see if it will improve the coverage area. Repeater improvements will be announced as we progress. The talkgroups listed below are available at this time. This may change as network and repeater usage increases for our area. Watch our home page for news! 


K9BAR 443.7 +5 MHz Color Code 1

Time Slot Talkgroup Name Area Activation
1 8 Tri-State 11 Repeaters in IL, IN, WI PTT with 10 min inactivity timeout
2 3 North America North America PTT with 10 min inactivity timeout
2 9 Talk Linked Reflector 24/7
2 13 Worldwide English Worldwide 24/7
2 4XXX* Reflectors Various 1st PTT
2 4000 Disconnect Local Repeater 1st PTT
2 5000 Status Local Repeater 1st PTT

* View Reflectors Here

DMR+ Reflector Instructions

Updated as of 4/17/2017


Refer to the DMR-MARC networked repeater map for other repeaters in the area!

WHAT IS DMR? Click here for more info! 


Additional information about DMR radio can be found on the DMR-MARC website. Click on DMR-MARC to go there!


While it is understandable that every ham wants to play with their new toy as soon as they get it, it is strongly suggested that you should learn all you can regarding programming your DMR radio.  A radio codeplug obtained from someone else will almost never be quite what you wanted or need. Therefore knowing the nuances to radio programming will minimize making mistakes and confusion. Feel free to ask any BARS member on DMR for help!

It is also suggested that you learn as much as you can about the networks that make up the worldwide DMR network. Knowing your equipment and how the network operates will make your experiences on the DMR network a much more enjoyable one.



All of the K9BAR repeaters are OPEN repeaters with emergency power if needed.  Any licensed Amateur Radio Operators are welcome on these repeaters and are encouraged to use them.  We ask that you please be courteous, respectful, and follow good operating procedures while using the repeaters. We have a zero tolerance policy for abuse and misconduct.